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Today's News

  • Salem Speedway: Season opener unofficial results

     Unofficial Results - 2016 SEASON OPENER - Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery

    Sunday, April 10, 2016

     

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  • Health Department earns accreditation

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- When you go to the Bullitt County Health Department for those clinical services, you should rest assured.

    Or when you call the environmentalists for the health department, you should know that you are getting the best advice possible.

    And when you attend a program like the smoking cessation classes, the instruction is among the best in the country.

    That is because the Bullitt County Health Department has recently been accredited.

    Simply put, the services provided locally are among the best in the nation.

  • April is cleanup time in county

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- You will have two Saturdays in April to get rid of your junk if you live in Bullitt County.

    Bullitt Fiscal Court will again sponsor the ever-popular junk pickup days.

    Cleanup days are scheduled from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

    - Saturday, April 16: Bullitt East High School and North Bullitt High School.

    - Saturday, April 30: Lebanon Junction Elementary, Nichols Elementary and the old Shepherdsville High School (current youth football complex).

  • Shep. pool unlikely to open this summer

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- While nothing is official, if you liked to take a swim in the pool next to Bullitt Central High School this summer, you might start looking for other options.

    Without a blessing from state inspectors to open the pool while repairs are being done, Bullitt County YMCA executive director June Daugherty said the chances of opening the main pool are very doubtful.

  • Gala will again help fund school projects

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Teachers always have wonderful ideas that may be outside the box.

    And, many times, they are definitely outside the budget.

    Since 2011, the Bullitt County Foundation for Excellence in Public Education has been rewarding educators who have special ideas that may not be funded in the budget.

    During the past five funding cycles, the private organization has given grant money totaling over $57,000 to Bullitt County educators.

    The main fund-raiser for the group has always been held during the Derby season.

  • VerDow set to bring stability to North Bullitt

     HEBRON ESTATES - The familiar face who directs traffic in the mornings now hopes to direct the entire school into a positive direction.

    Chris VerDow was recently named North Bullitt High School’s newest principal. He has served nine years with the school as an assistant principal.

    VerDow replaces interim principal Bob Morris, who replaced previous principal Robert Fulk.

    With a large amount of turnover in the principal’s office during VerDow’s nine years, he promises stability to be one of his most important roles.

  • Residents looking for ways to slow down motorists in MW

    MOUNT WASHINGTON-- A child was struck by a vehicle on Erin Circle in Mount Washington on Saturday, March 26.

    According to the police report, witnesses say the child was running while being yelled at to stop. The boy ran into the middle of the street, stopped and was struck by the oncoming vehicle.

    The boy’s aunt, Shelly Fields, spoke at the Mount Washington City Council meeting to discuss ways to prevent further accidents from occurring in the area.

  • John Asher to be guest speaker at Boy Scout fund-raising dinner

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- Paroquet Springs Conference Centre will host this year’s Lincoln Heritage Boy Scout fund-raising dinner on Tuesday, April 12.

    John Asher of Churchill Downs will serve as keynote speaker.

    The leadership team of John Snider, Jose Cubero and Gary McGruder are recruiting a strong campaign team as they aim for the event’s $32,000 goal. 

    The annual dinner will offer a social hour and silent auction for the over 150 business leaders anticipated to attend. 

  • BC’s Phillips signs to run distance races at Spalding

     SHEPHERDSVILLE – Bullitt Central senior Kelsey Phillips has developed into a top long-distance running threat in both cross-country and track, but it was the short distance to Spalding University in Louisville that made her decide to become a Lady Golden Eagle.

    In fact, it was over three months ago that Phillips decided that Spalding would be her next running home. It just took a while for it all to become official with an official signing ceremony in the Bullitt Central library recently.

  • Kentucky Flu Activity Level is Widespread for 9th Consecutive Week

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the ninth consecutive week. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.